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“Tell me your fears and dreams.” -Robot Ape

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  1. HauntedChickenCoop
    Posted August 24, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    Robot Ape, I’m scared of swine flu. The vaccine won’t be ready until October, I don’t have asthma, I’m between the age of 24 and 65, I fly frequently, and don’t know what to do. Should I stock-up on hand sanitizer? Should I wear a mask? Should I stock up on Mommie’s Soul Food and board up my windows?

  2. Robot Ape
    Posted August 24, 2009 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    Surely you must know of someone eligible for the vaccination. Maybe a grandparent or a small child. Just take them for their shot, wait approximately 4 hours, and drink their blood. All of it, if possible. You should be fine.

  3. HauntedChickenCoop
    Posted August 24, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Robot Ape!

  4. Mommy and Daddy
    Posted August 24, 2009 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    It’s really very simple:

    Cats are girls.

    Dogs are boys.

    Any other questions?

  5. Robot Ape
    Posted August 25, 2009 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    If that’s an Uma Thurmon reference I don’t get it. I hate Uma Thurmon as an actress, and as a person, and have refused to see anything that she’s done since Pulp Fiction. If you were my real Mommy and Daddy, you would know that.

  6. EOS
    Posted August 25, 2009 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    I’m scared of the vaccine. The cure is worse than the illness.

  7. Robot Ape
    Posted August 25, 2009 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Fortunately, most Americans do not see science as voodoo.

  8. Anne
    Posted August 25, 2009 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    Robot Ape, what do you think of the What Is That Gallery?

  9. David O Sleestack
    Posted August 25, 2009 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    I would like to engage in a conversation about how hot the women of Mad Men are.

  10. Castor
    Posted August 25, 2009 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    I am afraid of robots. And apes. I am, however, surprisingly open to the idea of befriending a robotic ape. If you will have me, I am here for you.

  11. James Madison
    Posted August 25, 2009 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    There is nothing to fear but fear itself.

  12. Posted August 25, 2009 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    I’m afraid of phobophobia.

  13. Andy C
    Posted August 25, 2009 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    The Michigan Ladder Co., on E. Forest, had painted color patches of the building for years. It good to see they finally picked one and painted. They seemed to have painted the sidewalk too. They even signed the sidewalk as if it were a painting.

  14. Phillips
    Posted August 25, 2009 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Has anyone else had a dream where a man armed with a taser chases them on a Segway?

  15. Andy Ypsilanti
    Posted August 25, 2009 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Ok, not to be serious, but The Jamboree needs is still in need of volunteers for the following shifts:

    Friday 7-11:30
    Saturday 10:30-3 & 7-11:30

    You get a free ticket, and a whole lot of music and fun. Have fun and do a good turn for Ypsi all at the same time.

    contact me at

  16. Posted August 25, 2009 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    I used to have a recurring dream almost every night for years, wherein my mom sent me back to highschool — even though I knew in the dream that I was way too old to be in highschool, and that I’d already graduated anyway, I couldn’t bring myself to just walk out.

  17. EOS
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    The swine flu vaccination is significantly more likely to give you Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) than prevent your death from the flu.
    GBS attacks the lining of the nerves, causing paralysis and inability to breathe, and can be fatal. Adjuvants (chemicals added to vaccines to stimulate inflammation) have been linked to chronic auto-immune diseases.

    Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.

  18. Cameron
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    I saw a sexy woman on a skateboard in Ypsi yesterday. I’d never seen that before.

  19. tim
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    Anyone else see this very cool article on concentrate about art and the difference between Ypsi and A2? Mark even squeezed in a couple quotes.

    Also, I saw over the weekend that there’s a new art gallery on Washington St. in the old DDA store front. Earth Arts or something like that, the name escapes me at the moment, but I talked with the owners for a bit and they said they’re looking for emerging artists and art work to put on display and for sale. He promises 100% to go to the artist.

  20. Lisele
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Voting on a honeybee ordinance: 10/6/09. Thanks to the many who turned out on 8/18/09. We had about 16 speak for honeybees and 1 against.

  21. CC
    Posted September 1, 2009 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    Michigan coach cries like titty baby. Film at 11:00.

  22. Curious One
    Posted September 1, 2009 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Anyone know what the deal is with the “Silent Cat” bar/restaurant on the corner by Haab’s? I peeked in the window the other day and it looked like it was ready for business…

  23. Posted September 1, 2009 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t looked through the windows in a few months, so I don’t know if there’s been any progress. Linette and I ate there when it was an Italian restaurant, though. They had a little bar with about three stools. The food wasn’t great. The place has had the “Silent Cat” signage up for about three years now. Maybe it’s finally going to happen.

  24. Brackinald Achery
    Posted September 14, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Untouchably topless gun-toting libertarian chick.

  25. Keften
    Posted September 14, 2009 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Better with a photo.

  26. dp in exile
    Posted September 14, 2009 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    the new gallery has lots of potential to add a fun mix of artists to the downtown offerings. i like his business model of renting the wall or display space for a modest amount of money ($60/month) rather than taking a 30+% commission on sales.

    perhaps it’s time to organize an artwalk: Bombadills –> SPARK East –> KeyStone Wine & Martini Lounge –> What is That Gallery –> The Earth Arts Gallery –> Riverside Arts Center…

  27. Kim
    Posted September 14, 2009 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    What new gallery, DP?

  28. dp in exile
    Posted September 14, 2009 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    I stopped in to the new gallery after a brief visit to the Growing Hope office. Here is the contact info for those interested:

    The Earth Arts Gallery
    30 N Washington St.

    Michal Slaughter, Owner

  29. Dan
    Posted September 14, 2009 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    EOS – Is the 2009 vaccine linked to Guillain-Barre Syndrome?

    This is one comment the CDC had about GBS – In 1976, a type of influenza vaccine was associated with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). Since then, influenza vaccines have not been clearly linked to GBS. However, if there is a risk of GBS from seasonal influenza vaccines, it would be no more than approximately 1 additional case per million persons vaccinated.

  30. Posted November 14, 2009 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    There are sundry myths and stories upon Santa Claus and his origins. The most popularized is one near a control named saint Nicholas who gave toys to all the children in his village. That romance then grew into the parable we all know today with elves and flying reindeer. With that said I am prevalent to intimate you the verifiable origins of Santa and his true mission in life.

  31. BoNaEurocri
    Posted January 6, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    I admit to overgratifying women.

  32. Atuo Wulf
    Posted February 24, 2010 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    Hey guys and girls, how you all doing today? I’m Cindy and my cat is named Lisa. Yes, I’m a cat owner, and I’m wild about being this way. I have a profitable occult greeting card business. Sometime business makes me cry with pleasure. I hate unions though. I’m looking to start a voluntary skin exchange. If you would like to join, let me know.

  33. Ed
    Posted February 24, 2010 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    I am doing fine. Thank you for asking. I would also like to sign my wife up for your skin exchange program. How exactly does it work?

  34. misipi mie
    Posted March 15, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    I’m thinking of having my colon cleansed. Is there anyplace in Ypsi that you’d recommend for a good detoxifying power wash?

  35. Jutle Dallap
    Posted March 21, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    I’ve written a poem for you:

    His tongue licked every inch of exposed flesh, planting kisses along the way. I nodded.

    lindsay lohan nude
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    She had the necklace, but was powerless to prevent him from taking it again. Wizard and shit all the time, Chico said to Ivanas they headed back to Red Block, You really find all that shit interesting.

    Dennis the Menace’s Mr. Wilson nude
    kim kardashian nude

    Watching a woman take a shower. But that was years ago when they were in style.

    emma watson

    He stopped and took off his shoes and set them on a mat on the porch floor. Id decided adoption was the best course.

    She shrugged. It was unfair for her to be exhausted now.

  36. Atuacquida
    Posted April 7, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    I like my men fat, hard working and and suffering from amnesia!

    I passion being on cam and showing turned my plump arm and gristle. If that sounds riveting to you then tune in to into my surreptitious puppet chat show.

  37. souniy
    Posted April 28, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Choosing a wedding dress is probably one of the most time consuming and difficult things for a bride to do. I’m planning a wedding, and I’d like a dress made from testicles of various animals. Large and Small. There are so many styles to choose from that it can be quite overwhelming. The cut also helps to make the bride look slimmer which is a bonus. The style means that there is a full skirt and the whole dress is very versatile. It accentuates the best bits of your body and hides the others under testicles!

  38. printy mitteme
    Posted May 18, 2010 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    Was perfume originally used by prostitutes to mask the smell of their activities?

  39. kjc
    Posted May 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    did kluck’s close?

  40. Cherry Satt
    Posted June 22, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone want to talk about Net Neutrality?

  41. Kim
    Posted June 23, 2010 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Too much industry power in Washington. Period.

  42. Han E
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    I think that one Russian spy they keep showing is super hot.

  43. Nicholas
    Posted July 21, 2010 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    I know I have a boy’s name, but I am actually a girl. I am an 18 year old girl who is very hot and would like to make love to Mark Maynard while he is blindfolded. It is my only desire. And I am dying of a kind of cancer that only makes me hotter. Please make my wish come true.

  44. Dody Tetoums
    Posted August 12, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    I’m looking of a team of young women willing to do my bidding. Please send photos.

  45. Stooth Cutcaw
    Posted August 17, 2010 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    I am a professional exotic dancer and I am thinking of having my nipples and belly button removed, so that my breasts and stomach are perfectly smooth. I’ve inquired, and the technology to do so exists. Before I do, though, I wanted to run the idea by the men of this site. I want to know if they’d tip more or less for a dance by someone with those features.

  46. sadie tetums
    Posted August 17, 2010 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    I did that very thing. I tore my nibbles off. I regret it woefully. I thought that men would like the BARBIE look. They didn’t. They kept looking for them. They thought they must be underneath. I ended up tattooing them back on. One got horribly infected in the process. DONT” DO IT>

  47. E Rosenfeld
    Posted September 14, 2010 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    I feel as though my sack is full of wet cement today and I’m not sure what to do about it. Any advice? Should I masturbate, or poke a hole in the sack to drain it?

  48. Ted
    Posted September 14, 2010 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Let harden, and then chip away testes with a chisel.

  49. alan ciegilece
    Posted December 20, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    I would like to discuss the hunting for and preparation for consumption of frog, but I suspect there are other online communities better suited to such dialogue.

  50. Jenniferrrbabe
    Posted January 26, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone have the phone number for Miley Ray Cyrus?

  51. Knox
    Posted January 27, 2011 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    Yes. I’m certain of it.

  52. Gooble
    Posted February 1, 2011 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    I heard that one of the drunken Bush daughters has announced that she’s looking to have gay sex.

  53. Ted Heltt
    Posted June 6, 2011 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Germany will be decommissioning all of their nuclear power plants.,,15134028,00.html

  54. kammy
    Posted July 14, 2011 at 6:49 am | Permalink

    The Maurers, good Republicans that they are, now that they can no longer suckle from the public teat, are retiring from the redevelopment business.

  55. Talimet
    Posted July 20, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    I saw an old man at the gym this morning applying what looked like maple syrup to his balls

  56. kjc
    Posted July 20, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    will there be gondola rides down the east cross canal?

  57. stenring
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 1:30 am | Permalink

    Now that the Iraqi Budget is passed/approved by Parliament, does this clear the way for the IRAQI DINAR to REVALUE drastically & quickly?? Iraq economy really the #1 growth economy in the world now that the combat operations are ended and troops are withdrawing? That sounds shocking to me. Now that Iraq has a "clean slate" post Saddam Hussein to begin again with absolutely NO DEBT, it would seem to me to be a great country for global investors to invest in, especially in a world full of nations needing bailouts to stay afloat… especially now that the UN sanctions are being removed and WTO member status seems imminent. Since Iraq has all that OIL to back their New Iraqi Dinars, it would seem that as China and other nations, including the IMF are calling for a replacement for the Federal Reserve Note (aka Bernie Buck$) as the Global Reserve Currency… the New Iraqi Dinar would seem to be a good replacement. Sooner or later??

    Could the Revaluation of the Iraqi Dinar and surge of international investment help to hasten the rebuilding of "Babylon the Great" spoken of in the Bible in Revelation 17-18, perhaps virtually overnight? The United Nations has apparently been entertaining plans to move from New York City to Baghdad, Iraq due to expansion plans, which a cramped NYC can not handle. If the USDollar devalues suddenly as the Iraqi Dinar revalues dramatically, it would seem to have the effect of being the kingpin that begins the domino effect of taking down almost all fiat currency internationally… but currencies backed by something other than just lost "confidence" may stand tall, especially in a debt free country with a currency backed by all that Iraqi OIL. Central Banks and investors always prefer to hold currencies that maintain their value, especially when the value has a trend to be on a steady increase in value relative to other currencies.

    With the above being said, Does the New Iraqi Dinar backed by all that OIL stand out head and shoulders above all other fiat currencies, including the apparently soon to be replaced Federal Reserve Note the FED keeps printing into oblivion? If so, after the Iraqi Budget Approval today, what might potentially stand in the way of an imminent revaluation, perhaps by President’s Day? Might a sudden surge in OIL prices over something like Suez Canal muddling by Egypt and/or Iran hasten the need to switch to a new stable Global Super-Currency needed for nations and traders in THE OIL TRADE? What if the world suddenly discovered that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia really was DEAD? Would that affect the need for some quick answers to restore some kind of "stability"?

    Might Chase Bank be open President’s Day to help many new instant millionaires "cash in" fast to celebrate, while leaving the rest in their brand new Chase Bank Accounts?? Inside Info perhaps?

    I really find all this extremely interesting and prophetic. Thanks for your Opinions and Answers!

  58. Chanel A
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    Have you read about the man in Ohio accused of crashing a stolen semi though the wall of a porn store and running off with an $800 vagina?

    Where would one find an $800 vagina around here? Not that I want one, but I’m curious as to what it is that makes it worth that much more than a real vagina.

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